Yesenia Robles

Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Yesenia Robles is Chalkbeat Colorado’s Suburban Reporter looking at changes happening in Denver’s suburban school districts. Yesenia grew up in Denver, graduated from CU Boulder and is fluent in Spanish. She previously covered suburbs, education and breaking news for The Denver Post. You can reach her at

The next district leader will face a divided board while trying to meet the needs of one of the state’s most diverse communities, and raising their academic achievement.
Cherry Creek schools is funding a pilot program with nonprofit Judi’s House to create the curriculum.
The case will examine local control, and districts’ authority to appeal State Board of Education orders.
The study looked at schools in Greeley that have sustained their improvements.
The State Board of Education granted a second appeal after the district refused to renegotiate the contract.
Homeowners may have been better off paying the higher property taxes the district first asked for, the study suggests.
Las clases de idioma ayudan a los estudiantes de Denver a hablar con sus abuelos, leer literatura y conseguir trabajo .
If successful, the teacher wants to follow the path laid out by the Spanish language arts program at the school.
Los consejeros no se reúnen con los estudiantes para solamente hablar sobre sus calificaciones. También brindan consejería de salud mental, algo que a veces no se aprovecha.
As more schools focus on student mental health, Chalkbeat examines how these roles are designed to help.
School board members were initially shocked at the price and will consider downsizing some projects in January or February.
Los líderes de Adams 14 están luchando contra la intervención del estado. Al mismo tiempo, dicen que están trabajando para mejorar la educación.
Aún no hay recomendaciones nuevas, pero no significa que se haya descartado la idea.
The new contract gives Superintendent Karla Loría a raise reflecting new duties since the district terminated a contract with an external manager.
Colorado’s school rating system accurately identifies low-performing schools and helps them improve, an audit of the accountability system finds.
The Aurora school board voted 4-3 this week to accept a transition plan. Rico Munn has led the district for more than 9 years.
The plans laid out by Adams 14 leaders include community schools, career academies, and more help for English learners and their teachers.
Changes had been in the works, but were delayed when the pandemic began.
The district cited numerous concerns, but charter leaders say they won’t give up.
Los líderes de los distritos de Denver, Jeffco y Aurora tuvieron en cuenta varios factores a la hora de decidir qué escuelas cerrar. Aquí veremos cómo cada distrito está manejando el cierre de escuelas.
As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
Advocates believe most school districts would participate and provide free school meals to all students.